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General Idea[]

This guide will help you with getting Vindictus to run more smoother and able to gain more FPS or improve the quality of the game.

Notes and Concerns[]

I will not be held accountable for yourself getting banned, or your game crashing/not working. You are doing this at your own will.

Chances of getting banned is slim to none, but I am putting this in here just because I felt it is needed.

Improving FPS[]

Intro[]

There are many ways on going on about this, up to you and how your PC performs will make this work.

Increasing Thread Count[]

After learning the whole Source Engine from top to bottom, you are able to increase the threads for the engine to produce better results for the physics engine.

A CPU Thread is basically an instruction that is to be processed. A program will send a thread to the CPU which is then processed and sent back to the program. Most legacy (older) programs are single threaded which means it only sends out one thread at a time. But with more modern Multi-core CPUs newer programs are becoming capable of sending out more than one thread. This means even faster processing.

How to do it[]

All you need to do is put -threads x at the end of the executable for shortcuts or adding -threads x to the launch options in Steam.

"x" being how many cores you have

Steam[]

If installed by Steam, edit the launch options.

If you don't know, right click Vindictus on Steam -> Properties -> Set Launch Options.

-threads x
Shortcut[]

If you have the game running by the shortcut from vindictus.exe

Edit the shortcut and at the end of the text in the "Target" box put in

-threads x

It should look like

"C:\Nexon\Vindictus\en-US\Vindictus.exe" -threads x

Single Core with Hyperthreading[]

For a single core with hyperthreading enabled I suggest editing either the shortcut or Steam with 2 extra threads.

Multi-core Processors[]

For a multi-core processor, just use how many cores you have and use it for the threads.

Example for a quad-core processor

"C:\Nexon\Vindictus\en-US\Vindictus.exe" -threads 4

Changing DirectX Versions[]

What it does[]

DirectX 9.1 is an improvement for smoother FPS but a tad bit lower frames. I only suggest this if your PC has a strong enough graphics card.

This also works with DirectX 6 to DirectX 9.5. Choose your poison. FYI DirectX 10 and higher isn't supported.

-dxlevel 60 (DirectX 6.0)
-dxlevel 70 (DirectX 7.0)
-dxlevel 80 (DirectX 8.0)
-dxlevel 90 (DirectX 9.0)
-dxlevel 91 (DirectX 9.1)
-dxlevel 95 (DirectX 9.5)

How to do it[]

  1. First you want to edit the launch options for the game with -dxlevel xx (xx being the version you want, listed above)
  2. Start the game with the edited launch option
  3. Close the game when you reach the menu
  4. Remove the launch option
  5. Start the game once again and set the options to what ever you need to set it to.
  6. Have fun playing
Steam[]

If installed by Steam, edit the launch options.

If you don't know, right click Vindictus on Steam -> Properties -> Set Launch Options.

-dxlevel xx
Shortcut[]

If you have the game running by the shortcut from vindictus.exe

Edit the shortcut and at the end of the text in the "Target" box put in

-dxlevel xx

It should look like

"C:\Nexon\Vindictus\en-US\Vindictus.exe" -dxlevel xx

Improving Network Connection[]

Intro[]

This should help with connection to the servers and boats.

Leatrix Latency Fix[]

Where to download[]

You are able to download the program from Leatrix's site

How it works[]

Leatrix Latency Fix will reduce your online gaming latency significantly by increasing the frequency of TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server. For the technically minded, this is a program which will modify TCPAckFrequency.

How to install[]

You can watch a short installation video here.

Simply download the zip file, extract it and then run Leatrix_Latency_Fix_3.00.exe. When the program launches, click the Install button. You will see the status change from 'Not Installed' to 'Installed'. You need to restart your computer (or disable/enable your network card) for the changes to take effect.

If you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7 with User Account Control enabled, you will be prompted to confirm that you wish for Leatrix Latency Fix to make changes to your computer.

Your Windows account needs to have Administrator rights in order to install or remove Leatrix Latency Fix. If your Windows account doesn't have Administrator rights, you will be prompted for the credentials of an account that does have them.

After Leatrix Latency Fix has been installed, you can login to your online games with reduced latency!

To uninstall Leatrix Latency Fix, click the remove button and restart your computer.

For reference, the status line in the program will show 3 possible tags. 'Installed' indicates that all network interfaces have been modified for reduced latency. 'Not Installed' indicates that no network interfaces are modified for reduced latency. 'Partially Installed' indicates that some network interfaces have been modified for reduced latency. You will see this status tag if you add a new network card (or perhaps a USB modem) after the installation of Leatrix Latency Fix. You will need to download this program and allow it to install

Using an alternative DNS Resolver[]

What it does[]

This should increase your connection to other people, basically resolves the domain for the servers and IP's much quicker than what your Internet Service Provider does.

How to use[]

You have many choices on a DNS Resolver but the most recommended ones that I can give is, Google Public DNS or OpenDNS.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

1. Go the Control Panel.
2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
  • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
  • To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
  • If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
5. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
6. Click OK.
7. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
8. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of:
  • The Google DNS servers:
  • For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.

OR

  • OpenDNS DNS servers:
  • For IPv4: 208.67.222.222 and/or 208.67.220.220.
9. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
10. Test that your setup is working correctly
11. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

Multi-GPU[]

Intro[]

This isn't really a way to increase FPS but to lower the workload for your graphics cards.

NVIDIA (SLI)[]

What you need[]

First of all you will need NVIDIA Inspector (Guru3D) Second you will need Itsyuka's SLI Profile

How to install[]
  1. When you opened up NVIDIA Inspector click on the screw driver and wrench which should look like this Cq34.png
  2. Once you are in the Profile Settings you would want to click on the arrow pointing down into a box and then import profiles. It should look like this Vuqc.png
  3. Import Vindictus.nip, hit apply and play the game

I suggest setting the Ambient Occlusion to default if you have a slow computer

AMD (Crossfire)[]

Work in progress, please check back later

Credits[]

Credits to Itsyuka for the SLI Profile and this guide and raptureak47 for the DirectX 9.1 tutorial.

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I'll be taking donation's (in-game gold) on my Vella. I am on West, so if you are kind, please help me out! IGN: xImaizumix

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